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Friday, February 8, 2013
A CLIMATE change expert will on hand at a thought-provoking evening at Saffron Screen.
Professor Douglas Crawford-Brown directs the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research at Cambridge University and he will hold a question and answer after the screening of Chasing Ice on Sunday (February 10).
Chasing Ice is a stunning documentary which follows National Geographic photographer James Balog, a former climate change sceptic. Using time lapse cameras and battling incredibly tough conditions, Balog captures a record of the melting of the Arctic glaciers. Time Out described the film as “awe-inspiring, terrifying, transcendentally beautiful, and absolutely weighted with significance for the future of the planet”.
Professor Crawford-Brown was director of the Institute for the Environment at the University of North Carolina for 25 years before moving to Cambridge University. His current work focuses on ways to reduce the risks of climate change, so the Q&A following the film promises to be right up to date and extremely well-informed.
Tickets for the screening may be purchased from the cinema box office, Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre or online at saffronscreen.com